Kyle Busch Unveils a New Striking Yellow Paint Scheme for NASCAR Cup Race at Phoenix

Published 03/13/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races during the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Once again, Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing have unveiled a brand new alternate livery. It seems like somebody replaced Busch’s car with a chameleon, as the color scheme has changed so often. This time around, the paint scheme will slightly resemble the original yellow paint job.

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However, instead of the classic M&Ms logo, Busch is partnering with Stanley Tools for this weekend. Of course, he is not the only one, as teammate Denny Hamlin also has an alternate livery. On this occasion, the #11 driver is teaming up with OfferPad and running an orange, white and blue livery.

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Meanwhile, Martin Truex Jr and Christopher Bell have gone on to stick to their usual liveries. So, there is no change in their respective liveries.

However, Busch and Hamlin were obviously fulfilling sponsorship duties, which explained the livery changes. In Kyle’s case, this is the 4th consecutive time that he is running a different livery.

What lies ahead for Kyle Busch at Phoenix?

Admittedly, Kyle Busch starts the Phoenix race in 7th place. On the bright side, he is a lot closer to the front of the field and can pose a threat. Considering that the Hendrick, Penske, and Joe Gibbs Racing cars are close to each other, the battle will be epic.

Mar 7, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Busch won the Instacart 500 race back in 2019, the year he got his second championship. Last year, he finished 3rd, behind race winner Joey Logano and 2nd-placed Kevin Harvick.

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Speaking of Logano and Harvick, they start in 9th and 18th, respectively. Needless to say, their own climbs up the order will be just as difficult as Busch’s.

On the other end of the scale, Kyle Busch has been steadily picking up his form. Especially after he had a sluggish start to his season. Last weekend at Las Vegas, he managed to finish 3rd, despite complaining of a number of issues.

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